Quick Facts

Oklahoma's current population is 3,450,654 ( 2000, estimated).

Oklahoma is comprised of 77 counties.

Oklahoma covers 69,919 square miles.

Guthrie was the first state capitol of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma's state capitol is the only one in the world with an oil well drilled beneath it.

Oklahoma is the third largest gas producing state in the nation.

The Nellie Johnstone oil well located at Johnston Park in Bartlesville,

Oklahoma, had the first flowing commercial well in the world.

The world's largest air material center is Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City.

Fort Sill at Lawton is the Army's principal artillery school.

Pawhuska, Oklahoma, had the first Boy Scout troop in America (1909).

Sylvan Goldman of Oklahoma created the first rolling supermarket cart.

The first parking meter was created in Oklahoma and installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.

Oklahoma has 43 colleges and universities.

Oklahoma is the winter quarters for more circuses than any other state.

Oklahoma's average annual temperature is a pleasant 60.5 degrees.


Oklahoma has four mountain ranges: Ouachitas, Arbuckles, Wichitas, and the Ozarks

Forests cover 24 percent of Oklahoma

The Poteau River is the only river in Oklahoma that flows north.


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